This former post office and bakery for sale is a “slice of local history” and is full of original features.
The Old Post Office, in Monmouth, is Grade II listed and dates back to 1893, having since been converted into a character cottage.
The property was originally built for the Hendre estate of the Rolls family, known for aviation and motoring.
The semi-detached home retains an “abundance” of period features both within and externally, including the original post box and a black and white timber porch.
Entering the property, a porch with an original door boasts a leaded window and a doorbell which can be wound by hand.
The kitchen includes an Aga cooker positioned in a fireplace, quarry tiles, a vaulted ceiling and the original shelving that held jars of sweets when the property was a post office.
To the rear of the kitchen, there is a small open room which was originally used for sending telegrams, now with space for a Belfast sink and further kitchen units.
From the kitchen, there is a step up into the dining room, featuring a red brick fireplace and French doors to the garden, as well as access to the pantry, which retains the original bread oven from the property’s time as a bakery.
The lounge includes a feature fireplace with a range on the hearth, as well as a bay window, while the sitting room also benefits from an open fireplace with an ornate wooden surround and a recess with shelving.
Completing the ground floor is the master bedroom, with an en-suite wet room and private access to the garden.
Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms and a bathroom, all with part-vaulted ceilings, and the bathroom including a claw bathtub.
Outside, there is a historical water trough/fountain dating back to 1894, a lychgate between two ancient oak trees, and front gardens with a stream to one side.
To the rear is an enclosed garden with a large lawn and a paved dining area.
The property is being sold by Powells Rural for a guide price of £495,000.
Christopher Taylor of Powells Rural commented: “The Old Post Office, a beautiful semi-detached character cottage was originally a Post Office and Bakery dating back to 1893.
“It was built as part of The Hendre estate of the Rolls family who were pioneers of aviation and motoring.
“The current owner has tastefully maintained the property using reclaimed period features in order to retain its original character and charm.”